A selection from the many writings of Calvin ‘nuggets of divine truth about human suffering’, covering a wide range of themes, such as the purposes of suffering, different kinds of suffering, grief, divine punishments, bereavement, specific afflictions, divine protection, comfort and the goals of patience and prayer. The author joins these extracts together with wise comments. Wisdom on suffering drawn together and carefully modernised for ease of reading.
A rare pastoral and devotional gem.
Material is taken from Calvin’s books, sermons and correspondence on the topic of suffering. Compiled by Joseph Hill in contemporary English, these choice selections are accompanied by notes and stories from his own pastoral experience and offer a compassionate look at this sensitive subject.
Joseph Hill is Associate Professor, Emeritus, of Biblical Studies and Greek, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA, and has served several churches as interim pastor and pastoral associate.